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talked to him on the program in depth. this is three hours. >> host: what does america owe blacks? >> guest: well, it owes them an acknowledgment of what happened. we don't like to talk about that in the states. even blast history month. there's a truncated version of what woodson had in mind. now it starts in slavely and moves forward and cuts us all from any access to african history. which was not what woodson intended. and so we obviously owe the value of our hire to those people who suffered so much and their families who dissented from those people who worked for 246 years for nothing. we owe them something for that. we owe them the story. we have been asked to expect that people can survive in good sound, psychology health. ashes and obliterated history. when i was a dmield richmond, virginia, we used to have a phrase that we used all the time from here to tim. but nobody knew what it was. nobody knew the providence of the world. didn't know where it was. didn't know it was a place. tim buck, which was a cross roads. it was also a site of one the world's first university. a
picture", "take the risk" in the newest book "america the beautiful" 2011. dr. carson, how do you get from "gifted hands" to "america the beautiful" were you begin by asking a philosophical policy question whether or not we are still following the vision of the founding fathers? >> guest: a very good question. i never intended but after the twin operation a lot of people wanted me to talk about the operation. if he then they wanted to hear about my background and people were flabbergasted it is interesting how all worked out because everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame but my first 15 minutes had to do with how to remove half the brain may second 50 minutes with your leader had to do with operating on the babies while still in the mother's womb. and then there is the third 50 minutes i said the media is not stupid. then they will want to look into my background. are you kidding me? end of course, that is what happened. then a lot of publishers said you should write a book. i said i want to write a book. after about the tenth publisher i said i should write a book. so i wrote "gifted han
field muslim empire, to go beyond that and to conquer britain conquered to conquer america. they are very explicit and to impose sharia the rule of islamic law anywhere that muslims live. some of them are violent and some of them equipped themselves with the weapons of war and terrorism. some of them are not violent but think they can conquer the west very kind of cultural takeover. we should be extremely worried by them. they are all islamists. some are violent and some are not violent. on the other hand there a lot of islamists and we must keep both in our minds. there is a difference between those who interpret the religion in a way that threatens us and those who belong in who are muslims who are themselves threatened by these islamists. we must keep those two things i think in our minds at the same time. that is what i tried to do and when i wrote my book "the world turned upside down" that was how i perceived the case which was to migrate horror or fear the british ruling class was giving in to islamism to this attempt to take over, to this attempt to undermine britai
"gifted hands: the ben carson story," "the big picture" and his 2012 release "america the beautiful: rediscovering what made this nation great". >> dr. benjamin carson, who is the bender twins. >> guest: conjoined twins joined the the back of the head from west germany that we separated at johns hopkins in 1987. they were the first twins of that tight, very complex, to be separated and survive. >> host: and today? >> as far as they know they are still surviving but lost contact with them quite some time ago because sort of a sad story but the mother remarried few years later, the new husband did not take care of the men became wards of the state. >> host: how did you become involved in that surgery? >> guest: i became interested in conjoined twins out of the. , started reading a lot about the man was trying to figure out why the results were so dismal, 1987 -- we think of as ancient, those times, i concluded it was bleeding to death seemed to be the big problem and i was talking to a friend, bruce wright, chief of cardia thoracic surgery at the time, he had a lot of experience with-
, and live with acceptable risk. came out in '08. and his newest book, america the beautiful, rediscovering what made the nation great in 2011. dr. carson, how do you get from gifted hands to america the beautiful where you begin that book by asking essentially a philosophical policy question whether or not we're still following the version of the founding fathers. >> guest: yes. that's a very good question. first of all never intended to be an author. but after the bender twin operation, a lot of people wanted know talk about the operation, and then they started want took hear -- wanting to hear about my background, and people were flabbergasted, and it was interesting how it worked out. everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame. well, my first 15 minutes had to do with an operation that they remove half the brain, and my second 15 minutes had to do with operating on babies still in the mother's womb. and then i said to my wife, if there's a third 15 minutes, our lives would probably change because the media isn't stupid. and they'll say, wait a minute. isn't that the same guy -- and then th
cutting-edge research all across america. c-span: i assume you were there in the room to what happened to the $5 million? 's go it went accelerate some very exciting science that otherwise would have taken a lot longer. we talked about cancer. our ability for 20 different cancer types exactly what is the genetic mutation that causes those cancers were greatly accelerated a part of that $5 billion. our ability right now to say that within the next few years we may have the faxing that works for all so you don't have to get your shot every year and you will get your shot and you are covered that was greatly accelerated by those dollars and hundreds of other projects which otherwise would have taken a long time to go forward. they were stimulated by the recovery act. it came at a great time because from 2003 until 2008, the budget for medical research at nih was essentially flat which means if it insulation was eroding its a the ability to chase after visionary ideas was being gradually diminished. this happened to a great pent-up opportunity to do visionary science and it happened. c-spa
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